Explore Freudenberg

Creative technical solutions of excellent quality – that’s what Freudenberg stands for. In thousands of demanding applications – from cars to power plant turbines, from outerwear to cleaning robots. Our success is based on technological expertise and innovation strength. Guided by the mission to shape the future sustainably: through efficient, increasingly digitized processes, resource-saving products and sophisticated services.
With responsibility for people, society and natural resources.
With long-term vision.
For 175 years.

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with thousands of applications in around 60 countries.

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ensure that the Freudenberg success story continues.

Financials for 2023

Freudenberg achieves impressive business performance

During its 175th anniversary year, Freudenberg is reporting more solid growth. Operating profit, sales and investments in research and development reached their highest-ever levels during fiscal year 2023.

Working at Freudenberg

As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our more than 52,000 employees a globally connected and inclusive environment where everyone can develop individually.

175 Years of Freudenberg

We are celebrating a major anniversary this year. For 175 years, we have been developing innovative solutions, improving materials, and making technological progress. We’ve been doing this since 1849, convinced all the while that financial success and the well-being of society are goals firmly linked with one another.

We are proud of our successes over the many decades of Freudenberg’s history. Then as now, curiosity has been the engine driving us forward. We have truly been Curious since 1849.

Family Ties

Freudenberg has been in family ownership for seven generations. And there are entire dynasties of employees, who have worked for the technology company for decades. The following examples illustrate employees’ strong sense of attachment to Freudenberg.


A journey through time

Join us as we navigate through the chronicles of Freudenberg's origins. Delve into the profound personality of our founder Carl Johann Freudenberg and unravel a story of innovation and vision.



  • An invention from Japan conquers the world

    What are smart plasters and how do they work?

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  • Precious water

    Access to clean water is a challenge in many parts of the world. We develop solutions for water applications.

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  • A world without plastic? No thank you!

    Is plastic's bad reputation justified? For some surprising answers, two experts share their views.

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  • New product ideas for pet owners

    Unveiling the magic behind creating smiles for both paws and their people – a tale from our product development journey.

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The Freudenberg Business Groups

The benefits of diversity

Freudenberg’s broad positioning makes the company agile, flexible and fit for the future, even in times of crisis. Diversification is our success model, variety our asset. Focused on their respective businesses, the Freudenberg divisions operate in close proximity to the market. In global networks with customers, partners and the scientific community, they develop tailor-made technical solutions and bring them to market maturity. Outstanding Freudenberg products and services make valuable contributions to the success of our customers. In around 40 market segments and 60 countries.

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